Grateful Dead Live at Yale Bowl, Yale University on 1971-07-31
I: AudMR > CD > EAC > WAV > SHN
II: AudMR > C > DAT > CD > EAC > WAV >SHN
single AKG 190E mic > Uher 4000 Report-L 5" Reel deck
Taper: Marty Weinberg
Analog to Digital Transfer: 1/2 track tapes on a Revox A-700 (tweaked the head azimuth to match the original recording). Signal fed into DigiDesign Pro Tools on a Macintosh with Audio Media III sound card. The only post processing was normalization.
Final digital version assembled by: Noah Weiner - email@example.com
Weinberg recorded each set of this show on its own reel. Both were in very delicate condition at the time of the transfer (Summer 2001). The set two reel was degraded so much in sound quality (a tremendous loss of high end frequencies) that it proved better to used an older cassette copy of the set two reel for this new distribution. Also, Sing Me Back Home, Sugar Magnolia, and Casey Jones had been recorded over on the master reel at some point prior to the Summer 2001 digital transfer. Evidence of the current state of the set two reel can be heard on the set two intro, the first 23 seconds of Bertha, and the set two outro, which do come from the master reel.
Also, the track list for set one differs from what prior record keeping indicated. However, this new track order is direct off the master reel. The old order seems to indicate that songs were possibly rearranged to fit them more comfortably onto cassette.
there are some very slight digital ticks on tracks d2t12, d2t13 and d3t01. These are confirmed on the DAT that the transfer came from.
Subject: The Dark Star is definitely spectacular,
Subject: Great Show Riots and All
I remember (of course those days were always a blur) that they only filled half the stadium with the Dead stage in the middle---they had room for thousands more, so the crowd outside got rammey and "one thing led to another" and all hell broke loose---i remember cars being turned over--am i right ?--myself and 4 friends got out of town that night via vw bus and headed to nyc for the concert for bangladesh---an absolutly incredible weekend of music
Subject: Tremendous Dark Star!
Also check out the end of GDTRFB for what I believe is the final Darkness Darkness jam from the boys.
Subject: Can't believe this exists...
Unfortunately the events outside the show did mar the event and got the rest of the concerts there canceled. I had tickets to see the Who there and thanks to the morons I never did get to see the Who live.
Subject: Keep a hand on the volume
The scream at the beginning of Dark Star is particularly painful; it sounds like someone's been stabbed with a knife. There's another loud scream 2/3 of the way in, as the jam crescendos.
It would be a real pleasure to listen to a version that wasn't so harsh.
Subject: Sound does suck, but...
Edit 8/2/10: Some 5 years later, I realize I was much too harsh on the quality of this aud. Sure, now I have the luxury of pulling out the Road Trips if I want the Dark Star in sbd quality, but this aud is really nice for the time, marred only by the crowd, primarily that scream at the beginning of Dark Star!
Subject: Dark Star stats
Sound is not awful but the crowd screams can be harsh. I'm very grateful to hear this!!
Subject: Flawed Beauty
Unfortunately, we get someone screaming very close to mics at peak moments of the show. Marring an otherwise great AUD. Stick with the Road Trips release.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live on Stage" July 31, 1971 at the Yale Bowl, Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, United States of America
~This Day In GRATEFUL DEAD History~
Thirty eight years ago today the GRATEFUL DEAD were performing a live show at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut.
I couldn't be there in 1971, but I showed up today to listen to the show, where were you?
My favorite year of the GRATEFUL DEAD is 1971.
In 1971 they had the best sound, the best jams, the best songs, and they had Pigpen, to entertain us with the best front man in R&B history, and they didn't have Mickey Hart.
I highly recommend to all the kids out there that are into the GRATEFUL DEAD to study 1971. It is a very important year musically speaking.
I highly recommend downloading this show, it's what the GRATEFUL DEAD were all about, before the Cash Cow created this monstrosity you know as the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Outstanding recording quality for an audience recording condidering the equipment used in 1971...the stone age of recording.
I am very happy to have this show and you should be too.
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1971.
Subject: crowd noise
Subject: Having a flashback
Subject: A nice historical show in CT
Historical note, this show featured a mad clash between police and would-be concert goers who stormed the fence and broke them down. You don't see any more shows at Yale Bowl after July 31, 1971, the Dead or anyone else.
Subject: not too shabby
Subject: A must own...download now
Subject: A must own...download now
Subject: upon further review
Subject: overall sound?
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